We’ve been having a miserable few days in Yorkshire battered by storms and floods. Homes have been ruined, hundred year old bridges swept away and peoples lives thrown into turmoil.
Well the sun shone today and after helping with some clearing up I snapped a few pictures to brighten up the gloom. A nuthatch, goldfinch and bluetit added some colour.
We have a pirate on the reserve in the shape of our one-legged Jay. He seems to be coping OK and enjoys the peanuts.
The first picture was taken last week, the second one just today of the same spot on the river. My heart goes out to anyone suffering from the floods in the UK at the moment. Hope it stays dry for a couple of weeks so they can have some respite.
The other pictures are where the canal and river run close together and today I had to stop and think which was which!
I recently published a book and a couple of the wonderful people who read my nonsense and like my pictures bought a copy. So thank you very much!
One blogger went beyond the call of duty though and not only bought my book and read it she even offered to correct some of the silly schoolboy errors I’d made. So this is a big thank you to Annette and if you don’t already follow her Why Not! Her blog is My Aberdeen Garden so please have a look, I’m sure she’ll appreciate you dropping in and if you have a book that needs editing I’d highly recommend her.
This pic is just for Annette so no peaking!
As usual I took my birthday as a day off and this year set off to spend the day at Old Moor RSPB reserve. I must admit I was expecting there to do me arrivals coming in for the winter than there actually was and in terms of things to see if was a bit of a disappointing day.
However the arrival of a “charm” of goldfinches allowed me to get some decent snaps of these colourful birds.